On Mon, Nov 04, 2002 at 11:32:38AM -0800, Tim Kientzle wrote:
> Oh.  So the real size of NetBSD's /bin and /sbin includes
> another 2.4M for /rescue.  That makes it less
> impressive.  I don't find the duplication appealing, either.
> (Why not just put the /rescue versions directly
> into /bin and /sbin?  That would be smaller still,

Because that would nullify one of the big reasons for making /bin and
/sbin shared -- so one can dlopen(3).  We can't, for instance, get a
proper nsswitch implementation until we make /bin and /sbin dynamic.

Before someone says you can dlopen() from static binaries in order to
implement nsswitch, please provide the patch proving it.  Our best
FreeBSD minds don't think it can be done properly and sanely.

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